The Micropalaeontological Society

The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference 2019, 13-14 November 2019, Nottingham

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Abstract submission deadline 13th September

Registration closes 23rd October.

Introduction

The TMSoc are delighted to announce this year’s annual conference will be hosted by the British Geological Survey at Keyworth, close to Nottingham. The conference is open to all aspects of micropalaeontology, providing delegates the opportunity to give either oral or poster presentations on their research.

Day 1: the conference Symposium theme is ‘Biostratigraphy: a 21st Century Science’, a showcase of the applications of data science, machine learning and automation to biostratigraphy. Data science is changing our everyday lives and will drive increased efficiency and insight in many aspects of geoscience, including biostratigraphy. Topics for discussion will include machine assisted interpretation of microfossil data in terms of biozone/age and palaeoenvironments; data extraction and synthesis; automation of microfossil identification.

The Symposium is organised by The Micropalaeontological Society with the support of SEPM, the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society and PESGB

The Symposium will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of Society Awards, a drinks reception and the day will end with the optional conference meal.

Day 2: will include open sessions of short (c. 15 minute) talks and dedicated poster sessions. These sessions are open to any topic related to micropalaeontology. Further details regarding the conference schedule, keynote speakers and logistics will be added to the website https://www.tmsoc.org/ in due course.

The annual TMSoc conference particularly encourages postgraduate students and early career researchers to take part, with awards for the best oral and poster sessions available for those early in the micropalaeontology careers. In addition, the TMSoc has a dedicated Annual Conference Travel Bursary for postgrads and ECRs, information of this can be found here.

Please direct all event enquires to jbri@bgs.ac.uk or mike.simmons@halliburton.com


Registration, fee payments and abstract submission

Registration FormPay via PayPal

If registering for an oral or poster presentation please send your completed abstract to jbri@bgs.ac.uk or  mike.simmons@halliburton.com

Registration fee includes abstracts booklet, tea and coffee. Lunch, at delegates own expense, will be available at the café on site.
The conference dinner is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday 13th November (location). A vegetarian option will be available. Please ensure you notify us when registering (using the above link) if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Venue

The conference will take place at British Geological Survey Keyworth Campus, close to Nottingham. Buses and taxis are available from Nottingham city centre and railway station. Information, including nearby accommodation options, can be found here: https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home

Schedule

A full programme will appear here after the abstract deadline.

Day 1: the conference Symposium
theme is ‘Biostratigraphy: a 21st Century Science’, a showcase of the applications of data science, machine learning and automation to biostratigraphy. Data science is changing our everyday lives and will drive increased efficiency and insight in many aspects of geoscience, including biostratigraphy. Topics for discussion will include machine assisted interpretation of microfossil data in terms of biozone/age and palaeoenvironments; data extraction and synthesis; automation
of microfossil identification.

The Symposium is organised by The Micropalaeontological Society with
the support of SEPM, the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society and PESGB

The Symposium will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of Society Awards, a drinks reception and the day will end with the optional conference meal.

Day 2: will include open sessions of short (c. 15 minute) talks and dedicated poster sessions. These sessions are open to any topic related to micropalaeontology. Further details regarding the conference schedule, keynote speakers and logistics will be added to the website https://www.tmsoc.org/ in due course

Accommodation

See links within https://www.bgs.ac.uk/contacts/sites/keyworth/home.html